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  • Power Outage in Oshana and Ohangwena Regions

    ... read more Date: 21 Dec 2016
  • Media release - Power outage 28 June 2016

    ... read more Date: 28 Jun 2016
  • NAMPOWER RESPONSE ON ARTICLES PUBLSHED IN THE REPUBLIKEIN OF 11 APRIL 2016 AND THE CONFIDÈNTE OF 14 APRIL 2016

    ... read more Date: 18 Apr 2016
  • Acting MD Communique Appointment of New Acting Managing Director

    ... read more Date: 16 Oct 2015
  • Power Outage in the Central, Northern and Coastal areas of the country

    ... read more Date: 08 Oct 2015
  • Power Supply Constraints - 21 March 2015

    ... read more Date: 22 May 2015
  • Managing Director Media Briefing - April 2015

    ... read more Date: 13 Apr 2015
  • Net Metering Connections

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Progress of NamPower Projects

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Usib Concentrator Photovoltaic Demonstration Plant

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Recently, as part of an annual Surplus Sales Agreement NamPower has in place with both Eskom and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), NamPower was in the fortunate position to assist the two utilities when much needed power was requested from them.

    ... read more Date: 22 Jan 2015

ZIZABONA

ZIZABONA

The name ZIZABONA was derived by taking the first two letters of the following country names: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. It is a 400/330kV Interconnector line envisaged to establish the required infrastructure to interconnect the countries named above. The project will enable the wheeling of power north south or vice versa via the Caprivi Link. The revised ZIZABONA project components include a direct line from Livingstone to Zambezi together with a radial connection from Victoria Falls to Pandamatenga (see figure 1).


Figure 1 Revised ZIZABONA project components (courtesy of SAPP)

Figure 1 Revised ZIZABONA project components (courtesy of SAPP)

The ZIZABONA project has reached advanced stages. To date the following key documents have been signed:

  • a) Inter Utility Memorandum of Understanding (IUMOU) in 2007
  • b) Inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (IGMOU) in 2012
  • c) Joint Development Agreement (JDA) was signed by NamPower, ZESCO, and ZESA in January 2013; BPC only received

approval from their governing structures recently and they will sign the JDA by March 2014. BPC is committed to the project as they anticipate around 150MW at Pandamatenga. The Shareholder's Agreement has been finalised and completed and awaiting to be signed by members at the executive meeting in DRC in the month of March 2014.

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